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  • Any babies yet?!

    I know that usually there's a sticky thread and haven't seen one yet. Does anyone have babies this year already? I LOVE to drool over their pictures, as I unfortunately don't get to have any of my own. Let the pictures begin!
    "And my good dreams? They all come with a velvet muzzle and four legs. All my good dreams are about horses."--In Colt Blood

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  • #2
    And the breeder website threads aren't helping! Ours isn't due until April, and I'm dying to see it after looking through everyone's websites.


    • #3
      I think Judy Yancey already has one born...
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      • #4
        Our first foal is BelNoel. Sorry that I can't load photos here, but she is on my Facebook as well as my "Judy's News"! http://yancey-farms.com/horse.htm
        She is Furst Romancier - Rubinstein - Inschallah
        Next few are due mid Feb. Just as well - they would be Popsicles! Baby BelNOel is wearing two binkies right now!


        • #5
          I' already starting to get excited too...and I only have 1 due this year...in June!!
          Last year I made it until April before I really got excited about babies coming (due dates started in June). Then I logged onto MareStare and did foal watch for anyone whose due date was close everyday...
          I've already hit up MareStare once this year...I have a loooong way to go...
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          • #6
            Unfortunately we have to wait until 1st of April for our first one of 5. I LOVE watching MareStare to get a pre-baby fix though!!!
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            • #7
              My first is due March 20th, but every year I enjoying looking at photos of the early foals arriving in Florida. JY has the lovely filly this year, and perhaps Home Again Farm will be expecting some soon?
              Roseknoll Sporthorses


              • #8
                I just watched one on MareStare this afternoon! I don't have any due this year, so will be living vicariously through all of you that do.
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                • #9
                  We are having our earliest this year - due mid march - and another end of march - first time we are having two.

                  Really looking forward to seeing everyone's babies.


                  • #10
                    I only have one foal coming this year, but I expect it will be born mid-February. My mare is already bagging; I can't wait!
                    Mystic Owl Sporthorses


                    • #11
                      My sweet mare Diva is due with her second Romanov in February. Waiting and hoping for a filly as nice as last years. Where is the begging icon?
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                      • #12
                        I'm also getting very anxious! My first isn't due until mid-May... then two more in the beginning of June. So long to wait...

                        Can't wait for the pictures of the adorable little foals to start popping up.

                        Good luck to everyone in the 2010 foaling season!
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                        • #13
                          You guys are brave breeding for early foals, but then again I see you're in warm climates so it's no problem (except right now, LOL). April 1 is about good for us here in NC/VA, March can be blustery and chilly still for sure.
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                          • #14
                            For me, it isn't so much being brave as feeling like I may need time to get my girls in foal. When I see a perfectly good March heat I don't seem to have it in me to ignore it. So, February it is because I got lucky. We are very chilly and miserable right now, but compared to most of you guys, we are nothin'.
                            Mystic Owl Sporthorses


                            • #15
                              Mine is due Mar 10th!! Super excited about that baby!!
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                              • #16
                                Mine are due February 17th and February 21st. The later one will be on the foal cam again so I can share her with you guys when its up and running.
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                                • #17
                                  I have a first time mare that is due at the end of February. I did not pick the foaling date. I forgot to tell the farm in Germany that it is very cold in parts of Canada in Feb.


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by LynneK View Post
                                    I have a first time mare that is due at the end of February. I did not pick the foaling date. I forgot to tell the farm in Germany that it is very cold in parts of Canada in Feb.

                                    Oh yes it is!! It is -19C without the wind right now!! Poor babies are going to be in for a shock of a lifetime!!
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                                      • #20
                                        I have a close friend that has a mare bagging up and waxing. AND she was due last wednesday...
                                        talk about holding out for better weather.
                                        "YOU create your own stage. The audience is waiting."